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Address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
Phone Number: +1 617-541-5466
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This 72-acre urban zoo was founded in 1912.

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For a Small Zoo, Not Bad

We've been to quite a few zoos in our day, traveling where the military sends us with our two kids, to includes the biggies like the San Diego Zoo, so we're usually a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
James M
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
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Fort Sill, Oklahoma
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to quite a few zoos in our day, traveling where the military sends us with our two kids, to includes the biggies like the San Diego Zoo, so we're usually a little spoiled. Franklin Park Zoo was actually surprising. For a small zoo, we were impressed. It doesn't take long to get around and we were actually able... More 

Thank James M
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the family it's very expensive and not really much to do a bunch of the exhibits were closed for renovation. My kids almost got run over by a crazy maintenance worker driving a golf cart he just kept going and he didn't say anything. All zoo vehicles that drive through the paths go to fast with people walking.

3 Thank Amazin1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the greatest zoos I have Eve been to and is great to bring the whole family to . The staff is extremely helpful and the animals are so close you almost feel like you are in their natural habitat . Make sure to spend at least a few hours here .

Thank Sean D
Tomball, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Felt bad for the animals. Pens were unkempt and overgrown with weeds. Saw several mice stealing food from the animals. Looked rundown and felt bad for the animals who have to live there. Took about thirty minutes to go through for $20. Will not be back.

Thank Stephanie F
Beacon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zebra, porcupines and tiger all seemed so close that if they had come right up to the fence and I hopped the railing I could have totally pet them or lost a finger. I wide variety of animals including a pygmy hippo. Despite it being a pygmy hippo and much smaller than a regular hippo, the pygmy hippo is... More 

Thank TheDadofOz
Bethlehem, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, two older teenagers, and myself visited the Franklin Park Zoo because it was included in our Go Boston card. We live without an hour of the Philadelphia Zoo, which we find to be one of the best zoos we've ever been to. I am surprised how small this zoo is, considering Boston is such a large city. Docents... More 

Thank Scott K
Delran, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not the largest zoo we have ever visited but it has a lot in a relatively small space. We were very impressed with all the activities for kids from play areas to petting zoo. It is flat and easy to navigate with a stroller. Food and drink are readily available.

1 Thank John T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you wont be blown away, its a good place to walk and get your kids out the house. there are other zoo in the area southwick or roger williams. Gorilla attraction is great but outdated.

1 Thank Sirik C
Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun zoo to visit in the summer, and it has many cool animals, including a family of lowland gorillas, a white tiger, a family of lemurs, and animals from Australia and New Zealand that are hard to find elsewhere. You can get up close and personal with the animals in several spots in the zoo, including the... More 

Thank Andrei S
New Braunfels, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Drive your car to this place. The zoo is not in the best location of Boston. Not too many animals. Was ok.Kind of expensive and disappointing.

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